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    1. February 23, 2014

      UK migration committee to unveil proposal for ‘visa auctions’

      Proposals due to be unveiled this week would allow UK visas to be auctioned off to the highest bidders, despite criticism...

    2. February 8, 2014

      UK immigration minister resigns over cleaner’s visa

      Immigration minister Mark Harper has resigned after being told that his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK,...

    1. September 6, 2013

      UK eases visa rules to allow more business visitors

      Ministers have announced changes to immigration rules in a bid to ease restrictions faced by business visitors and companies...

    2. September 4, 2013

      Customs checks overlooked during London Olympics

      The pressure to reduce immigration queues during London’s 2012 Olympic Games led to border officials overlooking important...

    3. August 29, 2013

      Setback for UK attempts to curb net migration

      Net migration to the UK has risen slightly to 176,000 as a result of fewer British and EU citizens leaving the country,...

    4. May 23, 2013

      Net migration to UK lowest in decade after fall in overseas students

      Net migration has fallen to its lowest level for a decade, driven by a decline in the number of overseas students which...

    5. May 14, 2013

      UK to try and simplify visas for Chinese tourists

      Home Office ministers are to start talks with Chinese tour operators in the hope of setting up an easier visa application...

    6. May 1, 2013

      Cameron frustrated over pace of UK immigration policy change

      David Cameron has acknowledged that the public is frustrated with the slow pace of change on immigration policy, but...

    7. April 8, 2013

      Foreigners face UK visa fee

      Foreigners in the UK seeking new visas or extensions to existing ones will soon have to pay a refundable £100 fee for their...

    8. March 25, 2013

      MPs question choice of Homer to lead Revenue

      An influential committee of MPs has questioned the ability of Lin Homer, permanent secretary of HM Revenue & Customs, to...

    9. March 14, 2013

      Executives exempted from migration rule

      The Home Office has bowed to pressure from business and relaxed an immigration rule that companies had warned was a brake on...

    10. February 28, 2013

      Net UK migration drops by a third

      Net migration to the UK has fallen by a third as a result of sharp declines in the number of overseas students, boosting the...

    11. February 13, 2013

      Cameron raises immigration stakes

      David Cameron on Wednesday raised the stakes in the political battle over immigration, saying he wanted to limit access to...

    12. January 30, 2013

      Universities see rise in applications

      The number of applications for university places has risen, suggesting young people are no longer being deterred by the...

    13. January 20, 2013

      Wealthy divorcees watch Prest test case

      The ex-wife of a wealthy oil executive is heading to the UK’s highest court to challenge a ruling that lawyers have said...

    14. November 29, 2012

      UK net migration down by a quarter

      Senior figures in the higher education sector have expressed grave concerns after the net migration data showed a sharp fall...

    15. November 22, 2012

      Business outcry spurs immigration rethink

      Ministers have introduced changes to immigration rules in response to business criticism. The original immigration reforms –...

    16. November 15, 2012

      Cameron immigration policy under fire

      David Cameron’s immigration policy was under heavy fire on Thursday night, as London mayor Boris Johnson and the boss of the...

    17. April 27, 2012

      Lords issue that can’t be ducked

      From Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield. Sir, It was disappointing that Jim Pickard...

    18. Westminster Blog

      April 23, 2012

      Lords committee calls for salaried senators

      The joint committee on Lords reform is holding a press conference at 11am but the report is out and it makes interesting*...

    19. Westminster Blog

      April 22, 2012

      Constitutional reform minister tells FT "no pay-offs" for departing peers

      Lords reform is widely seen as a hobbyhorse of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats –yet it is a Tory minister whose task is...

    20. April 22, 2012

      Peers will get no pay-off under reforms

      The Tory minister in charge of a bill on reforming the House of Lords has said there will be no pay-offs for departing...

    21. Westminster Blog

      February 28, 2012

      Exclusive: Lib Dem peers write to Clegg against HoL reform

      The comments by Lord Lee in today’s FT are quite extraordinary. The Lib Dem peer opposes the coalition’s plan to reform the...

    22. February 9, 2012

      Individuals not registering to vote face fines

      Ministers have proposed fining anyone who does not enter their details on the electoral register, in a victory for...

    23. Westminster Blog

      January 19, 2012

      House of Lords tightens disclosure requirements on peers

      Friday will see Mark Harper, Cabinet Office minister, unveil a consultation on a statutory register of lobbyists – with the...

    24. January 19, 2012

      Whitehall to consult on lobbyists’ register

      Proposals to force all lobbyists to join a compulsory register will be set out on Friday as the government moves to toughen...

    25. September 9, 2011

      Commission to address ‘West Lothian Question’

      Ministers are to ask a commission of independent experts to address one of the toughest questions thrown up by devolution:...

    26. September 1, 2011

      Five-year fixed parliaments in jeopardy

      The coalition’s plan for fixed five-year parliamentary terms is in jeopardy as peers threaten to vote in the autumn against...

    27. August 28, 2011

      Reform plan set to spark political turf war

      Back in January peers were forced to debate through the night in a 21-hour marathon of verbosity and time-wasting as Labour...

    28. April 17, 2011

      Movers & shakers: April 18

      ● BlackRock has hired Lee Kempler, former director of knowledge at McKinsey & Co, as inaugural executive director of its...

    29. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2011

      The legal path is cleared for joint election candidates

      The coalition is changing the law to allow the Tories and Lib Dems to put up joint candidates with a single emblem on the...

    30. January 14, 2011

      Day job for Reckitt CFO

      Could it be a new era of deal activity for cigarette filter maker Filtrona as departing Reckitt Benckiser finance director...

    31. January 9, 2011

      Pre-nup safeguards sought by law body

      Lawyers have warned that any future proposals to make pre-nuptial agreements legally binding would need to incorporate...

    32. November 14, 2010

      HK court delivers landmark divorce ruling

      Hong Kong’s highest court has ruled that divorcing couples should receive an equal share of assets in most cases, in a...

    33. November 5, 2010

      Business partners ask for pre-nups

      Wealthy business people ranging from hedge fund managers to ambitious executives in Britain are more frequently being asked...

    34. September 3, 2008

      Jersey case puts focus on haven cash

      Wealthy business people could exploit Jersey and other tax havens in an attempt to shield themselves from big money divorce...

    35. August 16, 2008

      Cover Story: The Spoils Of War - Part 2

      Would you say "I do" to a pre-nup? YouGov asked adults who are not married or in a civil partnership if they would consider...

    36. June 26, 2008

      The great divide

      Prurient readers of the daily press waited eagerly for details of the divorce settlement between Sir Paul McCartney and...

    37. June 11, 2008

      Lawyers try to clarify 'prenup' deals

      City bankers and hedge fund managers who have delayed tying the knot over fears their union will end in an expensive...

    38. June 11, 2008

      Lawyers try to clarify ‘prenup’ deals

      City bankers and hedge fund managers who have delayed tying the knot over fears their union will end in an expensive divorce...

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